Jeffrey and I are travelling to my home town tomorrow. It was kind of a last minute decision, but I've been yearning for home for a while now. We'll be spending a week there and these are 7 things I hope to do while I am there:
1. Go berry picking (packed our boots first hoping we'd go the next day after arriving.)
2. Take a hot, relaxing steam bath with friends and catch up on our lives, funny happenings, and of course, the latest gossip.
3. Attend an uqiiquq (crossing my fingers!) Those are a lot of fun--a group of women stand together and enjoy time together trying to catch goods thrown by a generous giver. Most household items are thrown, towels, toilet tissue, spoons, most anything!
4. Enjoy fresh steamed clam dug from the sandbars from the Bering Sea the same day!
5. Visit as many people I can. I remember I used to name all the people by how the houses were situated when I couldn't fall asleep at night.
6. Take a lot of pictures -- I forget to take pictures while I'm out there most of the time!
7. Eat as many a variety of Yupik foods that I can find. Usually get invited to lunch or dinner to different peoples houses, so I'll take advantage of that as much as possible.